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flurries blowing around from the wind. it is coming down in parts of new york state and across the new england states. new york's governor andrew cuomo, has opened up an emergency operations center and he also warned power companies to really be on their toes especially following all the criticism that happened for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for
that in the people who are speaking out and those who are not, there's a shift in attitudes, as the "new york times" puts in their headline today, i think will be lasting. i don't know how any -- there are several networks, not just ours, having trouble finding pro gun advocates to speak out because there's really nothing to say at this point. can you think of anything in your political career, where something has happened and you realize you just can't take -- >> 9/11. 9/11 happened and there were a lot of conservatives after 9/11 very wary, very suspicious of federal government expansion, expansion of powers. and i'm one of them. that afterwards, you're like, okay, if the tsa wants to be intrusive, let the tsa be intrusive. if we have to do things that make me uncomfortable, as a small government conservative. fine. this is really, this is a domestic version of 9/11, where everything changed. >> everything did change. one thing joe manchin said yesterday, after he talked about his transformation and the way he thinks about guns and gun rights, was that the president needs to move quickly on this
.s. and canada are traveling to western new york to attend the memorial services for two fallen heroes. they were shot and killed on crime eve. the shooter killed himself at scene and had served 17 years in prison for killing his mother. a woman allegedly helped purchase the weapon. the community is coming together that all the visiting firefighters have a place to stay. many of them will be staying at hampton inn there for free. >> gregg: new developments in the investigation of a subway shoving death in new york city. police saying a woman is in custody after she made statements implicating herself. investigators released this sketch after the incident. they say the victim died thursday night when a woman pushed him on to the tracks in front of an oncoming train. surveillance video shows the suspect running away afterwards. name of the woman in custody is being withheld pending formal charges. >> arthel: is military facing a new threat? mandatory spending cuts putting pressure on the pentagon. can it still do the job of protecting america if a zeal not reached in washington? >> gregg: just days
new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its way to extreme northeastern new england. it is hitting canada hard. quebec is getting more snow. i mentioned yesterday that cold air would come in behind the system. it sure has. scranton at 26. below freezing in new york city at 31. just to let you know, it's not over yet. a brand new storm system set up these winter weather advisories for pennsylvania and into new york, washington, d.c., and the mountains of virginia. you can see also ohio slammed again after so much snow from the first system. so the way it's going to play out, saturday into sunday, this system is likely going to bring heavier snow to areas of northern pennsylvania in terms of snowfall totals. it's not going to be as big of a snowmaker or a blizzard maker from what we saw last time, but it will produce strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially h
but it was very few. >> it was portrayed, who was that? that would be the mainstream media, "new york times," the networks, they portrayed romney as a thug getting away with this stuff. they let president obama off the hook and cbs, 60 minutes can which has been this must be raking tv show duck raking show was sitting on the transcripts for weeks. >> from my perspective i thought what you had here was a situation was thoroughly politicized with the goal of defeating the idea that the obama administration had won, killed osama bin laden and taking credit for it. two, any success in terms of any foreign policy in the middle east. >> the president said al-qaeda had been decimated. that was his foreign policy statement. on 9/11 there was a terrorist attack and u.s. ambassador in libya was killed. guess what? the media jumped on romney and said this is political. >> it was political. >> it changed from the obama campaign first. >> the attack that took place in libya what was going on in egypt and elsewhere where did video did prompt the attack. >> mitt romney said the obama campaign is not portr
for their own political short term. >> "new york times" is talking about the urgency issue in all of this, and lacking urgency that we have witnessed. they say, yeah, with days left before the fiscal punch lands, both sides are exhibiting little sense of urgency. rather than to foster progress. perry is that the biggest thing, the primaries moving out of this and how everything looks back? >> i think there are two things going on. the first is democrats generally feel they won a man dade. they're not backing down -- the second thing is the primary issue. you have members of congress say last week there was a proposal to raise taxes, and a lot of republicans said i can't vote for that, a million only tax increase. they were worried about primaries. that's driving this in a very strong way. >>> there are people in washington, d.c. that will tell us this is how it all happens. congressman tom cole appeared with luke russert on "the daily rundown." i want to play what he had to say. >> he had the complete support of everybody for plan b, and so this is a tactical debate and discussion, it's n
the new york city police officer offered a homeless man a pair of boots on a cold night. or a tennessee boy who helped his brother complete in a triathlon and who could forget this libyan child who doesn't believe in hate holding a sign apologizing for the embassy attack in benghazi. so much to be thankful for even in this very difficult time. we continue our coverage of the connecticut elementary school shooting right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm john berman. we're in newtown, connecticut, this morning. >> i'm kate bolduan. you're watching our continuing coverage. it feels like we've been here a long time just trying to figure out what's going on with the story. president obama will be coming here later today and meet with some of the victims' families and we're told he will speak at a vigil being held tonight. meanwhile, the community is grieving. we saw more vigils here last night really moving vigils. 20 children and 6 adults died in friday's shooting inside sandy hook elementary. we should begin hearing the first funeral plans for some of the victims very soon. we also want
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now, "new york times" finest, columnist ralph, and ross. ross, i'm going to start with you. you think both sides have decided it's in their political interest to go over the fiscal cliff. is that right? >> yeah, you never want to rule a deal off the table because we have lived through so many rounds that have ended in deals in the last couple years, but in this case, i think democrats think they get a better deal on policy by going over the cliff. that they end up getting more in taxes with less in spending cuts than they would get if they had to cut a deal right now. and republicans have persuaded themselves not completely convincingly in my view, but they have persuaded themselves it's much better to accept slightly higher taxes that they themselves don't have to vote for directly, even though they'll still be casting a vote for new tax rates, they'll be able to say, well, taxes have already gone up and we're just voting to cut them. so that's sort of how, at least, i think both sides are persuading themselves to sort of tip-toe off the cliff. >> and charles, i know you think republ
heroes made the town their own. the new york giants wore the school's initials on their helmets. the new england patriots sent up 26 flares to honor the victims, and the players on the miami heat hugged their own children during a moment of silence. after tucson, fort hood, aurora, and oak creek, it is newtown that may end up being the inflexion point for measurable change. president obama suggested as much last night. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end and to end them we must change. >> it's monday, december 17th. joining me today msnbc contributor and editor of the grio.com joy reid, former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, deputy new york city mayor howard wolfson and editor of the "new york times" magazine edward lindgren. jansing and company's chris jansing joins us now. you have been on the road a lot this year to some very terrible places in the wake of some very serious american tragedies, but this one, if i dare say it, seems a little bit different. give us your sense of your take on the move -- as far as the mood on the ground and how the community is r
by the killer in rochester, new york, who targeted the firefighters as they responded to that massive fire. the gruesome reason he set his neighborhood aflame. >>> and a million-dollar mixup. this family got the wrong lottery ticket. and struck it rich. now, they say they're set for life. >>> and a very good wednesday morning to you, america. we hope you all had a very merry christmas, if it's something you celebrate. great to have all of you with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this
. high was upset and he thought she wanted to send him away. he was really, really angry. the new york post reported that adam lived in his mom's windowless basement with posters covered by posters of gunce. he would play videos. it was a game called the first person shooter game. police didn't find psychiatric drugs in the lanza house and the medical examiner hased a geneist to figure out if there was a trait that could have led adam lanza to mass murder here. here in connecticut there will be funeral for the victims and one of the teachers killed. >> brian: it is interesting that she did according to a report volunteer at the school. and did volunteer for the kindergarteners and within on to first grade and there might have been jealously. and that's why he went to thoyce class. >> steve: it is it a deadly combination, he played all day long and all night long the video games and access to guns and he had mental issues. neurologucal issues as well >> gretchen: where do we go from here? it is one of the big questions that we are grappling with for many days and mongs and years to come
: david lee miller is live in new york city with the very latest. and, david, what do we know about the location of that blood clot? >> reporter: gregg, the authorities have not released that information. they have only disclosed she is being treated for a clot. she fainted earlier this month and hit her head causing a discussion. the clot was discovered in a follow-up exam. the state department issued a statement. it said in part, and i quote, secretary clinton's doctors suffered a blood clot had been formed because of con caution she sustained several weeks ago. she is being treated and at new york presbyterian and can be monitored her condition over the next 48 hours. clinton hags not had any public appearances since she suffered the concussion. among the things she was forced to cancel. the congressional hearings on attacks in benghazi and she had to cancel a number of trips overseas. >> what is being said about the health risks here? >> reporter: as we just heard. doctors say these blood clots can be serious but the severity of the problem depends greatly on the clot's location
! ♪ ♪ >> reporter: this year marks placido domingo's 45th at new york's metropolitan opera. but he's never been satisfied with just one genre. he's come out with a new pop album featuring duets, including one with his son placido, jr. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: but for all of his success on his own, he's probably best known for some as part of a heavyweight trio with jose car rares are a and luciano pavarotti, the three tenors. ♪ ♪ they were only supposed to do this once during the world cup soccer final in 1990. but the act caught fire. did you have any idea starting off when the three of you got together how huge it would be? >> no. no. never, never. ♪ friends, i've had a few -- >> reporter: the producers made a fortune on that first concert. the tenors, not so much. >> we didn't have any royalties. >> reporter: no royaltys? >> no royalties. they sold over ten million tickets. we don't say for anything so they don't give us anything. ♪ i like to be in america ♪ everything free in america ♪ for a small fee in america >> reporter: we did it because we love vd to be together, you know? als
to celebrate christmas. back to you in new york. merry christmas and we'll check back in later. >> pime in virginia, waking up to a white christmas. charlottesville is a beautiful town. big tornado threat . look at the weather maps. we'll show you the current temperatures it is cold out there. two degrees in rapid stee and in minneapolis . we are big problems that are happening for todaytomorrow and thursday that causes a lot of difficulties for travel. you know what, i have my clicker. >> you have had tech problems. rick lost his ipad. >> get it together. what is going on. >> this is it a tech problem. can you fix it >> there is it big fog problems in atlanta. they can't see 10 feet. >> i will show you weather maps and there is big fog. we could have talked about the biggest tonch torn outbreak. houston to alabama and any place in between. watch that closely . >> thoo is frustrating if you are trying to travel get to your family. you want to be home. >> you need to be safe more than anything . >> if you have an option of going to a basement or not, choose the one with the basement. cou
with the apparent ambush that has literally stunned a small town in upstate new york this christmas eve. volunteer firefighters had just arrived at the scene of a growing fire when a gunman started shooting at them from outside killing two of those first responders. the police chief says that shooter likely set the fire as a trap and was just waiting for fire crews to show up. it all happened early this morning in webster, new york, that's some 20 minutes outside of rochester. the shooting wounding two other first responders along with an off-duty police officer. listen to this. you can hear one responders dramatic reaction in this radio scanner sound. >> we're being shot at multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think it was an assault rifle. we have multiple firemen down. working fire. >> jamie: community is in shock. investigators say that according to initial evidence, the gunman apparently ended it all by shooting himself in the head. police have identified that shooter as 62-year-old william spangler. they say he lived at one of the houses that went up in flames and he pr
like pennsylvania and new york. some minor disruptions during the day today. the bigger story is what happens during the day tomorrow. we think we're going to see a widespread severe weather outbreak probably in eastern texas, louisiana, mississippi alabama, and georgia. we may see numerous tornadoes, some of them could be on the strong side. so we urge you to stay vigilant if you're in the southeast. what we also have going on on the northern side of this system is a lot of heavy snow. it's good news and bad news. the good news is a white christmas in places like oklahoma city, little rock and maybe southern parts of st. louis. the bad news is this storm moves into the ohio valley, great lakes, and interior northeast on wednesday. some places seeing over a foot of snow, and that's going to cause major travel problems as we head on into wednesday, especially, and probably thursday morning as well. jeff? >> jeff, thank you very much. >>> ten days after the connecticut school shooting, the debate over gun control continues after the national rifle association took q
an hour, it's the winds. whether we see winds in washington or new york already slowing down travel tonight, they won't see the snow accumulation. it's the winds with this system that's a big deal. indy gusts to almost 40 miles per hour. roanoke, virginia to dchicago. we're talking a big geography in terms of the impacts of it. here's where the blizzard warnings are in. that's for 6 to 12 inches of snow coupled with winds at 40, 50 miles per hour making it difficult to see and visibility is down near zero. that's kind of the blizzard warning scenario. there's the blizzard warning. you can see that in areas of indiana and illinois and moving into ohio. these in the pink are winter weather warnings, so we'll see that. here's the snow. 12 inches at the very least, and in upstate new york, suzanne, we will see at least 12 inches of snow. so the timing in and around western new york, we see the snow tonight to tomorrow. i know you travel a lot, and it's those big cities in and around new york and new jersey and washington, big-time travel delays at the airports. already canceling hundred
callum in the new york studio. we watched last night an emotional memorial service. hundreds of people packed into the auditorium at newtown high school. president obama meeting first and separately with the families of those who were lost. it must have have been a very difficult meeting for all involved in that room last night. we saw representatives from ail faiths, many faiths taking the stage with a message of hope and reance. >> i know that newtown will prevail it is a defining moment for our town but it will not define us. >> i assure you at beginning of winter i see the beginning of a snowfall. i will think of those 27 souls lost just a few days ago. each time the day gets a little longer i will think and dream of the lives that might have been and the lives that were so full of grace. bill: president obama then took the stage +++zq% >> allison. god has called them all home. for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on. make our country worthy of their memory. bill: we get to the gruesome details that occurred on this site. right around this time on friday morning.
details about that shocking christmas crime in upstate new york. a gunman who ambushed and killed two firefighters left behind a chilling note about his deadly plan. with more, abc's linsey davis is here with the latest. this is a tough one. >> reporter: it really is. lots of new developments to report, including that the death toll has risen to three. and the gun recovered by police, a military-style semiautomatic bushmaster, the same used in the elementary school massacre in newtown, connecticut. investigators continue to comb through what's left of this webster home. the scene of an ambush attack set by this man, william spengler, that killed two firefighters and injured two others. overnight, news that a body has been found in the rubble of the spengler home, possibly his sister, cheryl spengler, who neighbors say he had a strained relationship. emotions are high, as fellow firefighters face the grim reality of burying their own. >> intended to burn his neighborhood down and tried to put down as many people as possible before stopping. >> reporter: police say spengler fired from a
there will be two funerals today. jack pinto l be at 1:00. he was a junior wrestler and a fan of the new york giants. noah pozner, was the youngest victim, he was described as inquisitive. >>> we're learning more about what happened on friday and the desperate efforts to are try to stay as many children as possible. justice correspondent pete williams has those details. >> reporter: the hour fig consequences begin friday morning when adam lanza takes hundreds of rounds of ammunition from his gun enthusiast mother and uses one of them to kill her, nancy lanza, shooting her several times. before leaving, he damages his computer. investigators are trying to retrieve what was stored. before 9:30, he loads the guns and ammunition into his mother's car and drives to sandy hook elementary school. a place he knows from his childhood. >> he had a relationship to the school, had attended there, at least that's what i'm led to believe. but beyond that, we really don't know a whole lot. >> reporter: relatives said that his mother once volunteered there. he's carrying two handguns and a bushmaster ar-15 style ri
a plan into place? >> it's a good question. there was a quote today in the new york times from a senior democratic aide who said it's hard to under state how little is going on in the senate right now. so, there is very little going on over this holiday. you have the hope that once they get back from vacation that they'll put together a plan. but there is a lot of incentive not to put together a plan. a lot of republicans in the senate who might be up for re-election in 2014 are worried that if they support raising taxes that they could have a primary opponent, especially when they know that if they don't do anything, if we go over the fiscal cliff there will be a bill put in place where they could vote to cut taxes instead of having what so might consider to raise them beforehand. one of those 4 senators is mitch mcconnell the g.o.p. leader. >> reporter: the president before leaving for hawaii says he hopes everyone gets a chance to drink some el nog, sing some christmas carols and get with their constituents to aeu to tell them they can get something done. all this will only cut $8 b
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associated with it is moving across the northeast. new york, in terms of rain, by midday today, it really should be out of the picture. this is a quick mover, but in its wake it's going to be cold and windy. so any snow on the ground could start blowing on on the roadways and that will cause problems. keep that in mind and be sure to be safe on the roads. how much snow are we going to see? we could see six to 12 inches across the great lakes. but too warm for snow across the northeast corridor. all the kids at home are go, whoa! your travel today, boston and new york, certainly could see delays. moderate delays to heavy. memphis and dallas look pretty good right now. but if you are traveling to the northeast or the midwest, make sure that you're going to call ahead. philadelphia, again, moderate delays. same for you in chicago and portland and we'll keep you posted all of the travel and the weather delays that are out there. back to you. >> steve: thank you very much. i think it's interesting that you think kids across america who did not get snow with the storm sound like charlie brown's
as a lone wolf terrorist. inspired by al qaeda. he traveled to new york last month to scope out times square, wall street, broadway theaters, among other venues. and was able to escape fbi surveillance during his trip. investigators say he intended to carry out an attack with a bomb but ran out of money. >>> we're just getting word right now that robert brock has died. a legal scholar general brock was nominated to the supreme court by president reagan in 1987 but was rejected. he died from complications of heart disease. he was 85 years old. >>> another big bank is in big trouble today. ubs has agreed to pay a $1.5 billion fine for manipulating a key global interest rate. the new ceo described the behavior dozens of implicated employees unacceptable, end quote. >>> unacceptable, perhaps, also what many users of instagram have been saying the last 24 hours after the photo-sharing service changed its privacy policy. it seemed that instagram would allow advertisers to use your photos without your permission and without paying you for the privilege. after a fierce backlash, instagram is looking
was struck by when i read the names in the black box on the front page of the "new york times". you had three types of people. you had women. you had teachers. you had children. that's a pretty good base, a foundation for a real serious movement, and i think that, you know, on the other hand, i was watching "meet the press" with diane finestein, but some of the things she said was you see where the temz of the deal already are. they talk about the assault weapons ban that they're working on, that she's working on, and it exempts, she noted, as a virtue of the bill that it exempts 900 specific types of guns, and you see something like that, and you're, like, that's the bill that we're hoping for, you know? that's where things are right now, and that is, you know -- i don't think that's going to be the things that keeps kids safe in schools. >> we can do better than that. to go back to joy's point, the nra is a paper tiger. i come from the second largest nra membership state in the union. pennsylvania has more nra members than any state other than texas. i won three statewide elections by 10%,
in new york city. cnbc producer green took this picture. in saks you could hear a pin drop during a 60% sale going into saturday. now, i was in that very store last week. i have never been in fax fifth avenue during christmas time in manhattan. if that is slow, i would hate to see what busy is, thomas. back to you. >> jane, thanks so much. >>> coming up, mitt romney's son, tag, with some very curious comments about his father's run for president. plus, on the defense. another one of the president's potential cabinet nominees being criticized by republicans and the democrats. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's
ahead. fox news alert in upstate new york as authorities piece together what led to a gunman opening fire yesterday on christmas eve at four firefighters ballistic link and i tense inferno. police say the gunman set his house on fire to lure the first responders, then proceeded to ambush them, killing two and occurring two others. the gunman dent find as an ex-con then willed himself. police have the gruesome task of looking for more victims in the charred ruins. >> the fire has it under control. there are seven houses totally distrade at the scene. there is still an active crime scene. we have yet to get into any of the homes. >> our david lee miller is following this story live from our new york sued those. david lee these are first responders doing what they do best going into the scene of a fire and never expected anything like this especially on christmas eve. >> that's what made the story especially tragic. now the questions, are there more victims? what was the mow tpeuf for th motive for the ambush that killed two firefighters. a hundred people attended a memorial vigil last
at nyu langone medical center in new york and good morning to you, doctor. the exchange is what? define and remind us what it is. >> the exchange is virtual thing. it takes place on a computer like medicare part-d. you plug in your zip code, bill, it takes you to a place where you get choices. what health policy do you want? what subsidy do you qualify for? maybe you qualify for medicaid. all of that in the same place online. bill: got it. each state is supposed to set one of these exchanges up if you do not have what, insurance through your employer or your own private insures you can go to this exchange? >> as we talked about he have, the employer may say we can't cover you anymore and more and more millions coming to the market that will have to get it from these exchanges. bill: 19 states already said we're not going to run our own exchange in our state. what does that mean for everyday americans living in that state? >> by the way, bill, i think the reason they're saying it one might argue there's politics but also issues of fiscal restraint. those 19 states may be saying hey, we c
with the same sort of problem in new york city . listen to how he handled it >> i was given a report that said you have to raise taxes and said nothing about reducing spending. i was not an economic expert. i became one after becoming mayor in new york. i said it makes no sense. if i raises tax now. i will have to do it in two or four years. i will try to do something different. lower taxings. i in the beginning but a little bit and two or three years lower taxings. we had a three billion surplus and unemployment dropped from 10.5 to six percent . the city was humming. bowles is rightt, this is a spending problem. >> steve: absolutely. the thing is if washington simply when we send our taxings. if they sent it wisely it would be one thing. but you hear about so much waste and stuff going by the side . they want more taxes. you think they will those efficiently? of course not. >> gretchen: you want to know the newest powerball winner. why his financial advisors are telling him to take the money and ruin now before the fiscal cliff. >> brian: millions of dollars in a green company only to sell i
, detroit, and new york. some of the 84 million drivers were traveling this holiday season also faced treacherous roads, snow and ice may continue to be problem today in the northeast. places like upstate new york and pennsylvania and west virginia. there's good news for drivers. take a look at this. right now the national for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.24. that's much less than a month ago when the average was about $3.43. but it is about the same as a year ago. tens of millions of americans travel over the next few days, the travel conditions seem to be improving at least when compared to earlier in the week. alex? >> all right. appreciate that live report. we are going to get a look now at the forecast around the country. nbc meteorologist dylan dryer is here with more on that. i know we have a mess in the mess. >> mess in the west and middle of the country with snow all through the week. now we are actually looking at that storm finally pulling away. we had some flight delays in the northeast. mostly because of wind earlier this morning. those now are starting to improve.
to share. yesterday in tribute firefighters from as far away as new york city lined the street outside the catholic church in newtown, forming an honor guard as the hearse carrying daniel's body passed. firemen in full gear and uniforms saluted the little boy, recognizing the young child who hoped to join their ranks one day. another photo shows a man riding in the funeral procession holding a piece of paper out the window with the simple message, thank you all. look at that. well, at the same time, investigators continue pursuing their research, and today are going after a new angle in the search for a motive in this massacre. i mean, they just want to understand so they can prevent other tragedies in the future. experts are asking a yes nettist from the university of connecticut to contribute now to the investigation of the shooter in the hope that lanza's biology can reveal what may have been behind this massacre. dr. michael baden is a world renowned forensic pathologist, the best, and a fox news contributor who has worked so many high profile cases, we can barely name them all, th
that down, the flow of weapons into camden, philly, new york, new haich, that flow of weapons into these streets, many of them coming to the south where they have secondary markets that are thriving, they would stop and dry up. so on the local level, this is what mayors get so frustrated about. we are pouring incredible amounts of money, almost my entire property tax base, forget about the resz of government, is being used for public safety purposes. plr police, more cameras. i'm doing everything right now, i've got a woman with a caliber, she were melting down seize ds weapons and selling them as jewelry in order to get money for more gun buy backs. you name it, id am trying it. but without state and federal laws changes, many mayors are fighting an uphill battle and won't be able to stop the levels of violence in america to the extent that we want. this is a moment and it neepds leadership to seize it at every leflt of government. >> you hooked me up with a link. >> caliber is the name of it. >>. >> it just hit me. right there. >> a ghood percentage of the profits are going
the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> good morning, new york. look at that great shot. come over after two strong days of gains, u.s. markets closed lower yesterday. stock futures are down this morning as fiscal cliff talks stall in washington. >> so here's the deal. you can see a delay in getting your tax refund next year unless congress moves on the fiscal cliff soon. this is going to hurt all of us. christine has details. >> we're already there. tax season starts in a couple weeks. you're going to start getting 1099s at the end of january and you have companies -- the government can't change in just one week or two weeks. if you're talking about having to make retro active tax changes, i mean it's really a mess. i want to talk about the amt in particular here. you know, the irs acting director warned congress about a real problem with not passing an amt patch. if the amt patch goes away, every year we patch this amt. amt was meant to make sure that rich people paid a minimum amount of tax now because of the way congress designed it in the infinite black wisdom.
in this country over gun control. president obama promising once again, quote, meaningful action. new york city mayor, a staunch gun control advocate, michael bloomberg who endorsed president obama for presidency, says the issue is his now. >> the president campaigned in '08 on a gun control began, and the only legislation that the president has signed since then, one is the right to carry a gun in national parks where our kids play, and one is the right to carry guns on amtrak. i assume that's to stop the rash of train robberies which stopped back in the 1800s. >> joining me now is jonathan -- i want to put a null screen here, this is from the president of the brady center, and he said this in part, i won't read everything there, but he said in part, we genuinely believe this one is different. it's different because no decent human being can look at a tragedy like this and be outraged by the fact that it can happen in our nation and because this time we're really poised to harness that outrage and create a focused exchange. we know that the outrage and the sadness unfortunately, it will dissip
is chairman of child and adolescent psychiatry at new york university land gon medical center, and an experiment on childhood trauma. >> it's related in a strong way to problems with depression, suicide, obesity, even some cancer rates, heart disease. and that's why there's so much attention going into helping people who have experienced trauma. >> reporter: already, the inevitable shrines have appeared. the vigils have begun. newtown is wearing its broken heart on its sleeve. but we've seen this before, too. if only grieving in public could fix things, could end the killings. but in the end, hugs are not enough. >> osgood: just ahead, none of the above. [ female announcer ] now deliciousness can happen at almost anytime. thanks to new jif chocolate flavored hazelnut spread. ♪ now anytime of the day can be delicious time. ♪ choosy moms choose jif. >> osgood: the words, in god we trust, can be found on all our currency, a reflection of the importance of religion in american lives. at least the lives of many of us, but not all of us. our sunday morning cover story is reporte
was discovered at an early morning fire. >>> to take you live there we are with the traders on the new york stock exchange. good economic news coming in on the housing market. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. love it. this morning on the opening bell. there it is live. some of my favorite characters. i love the nutcracker. and members of the new york city ballet celebrating 58 seasons of the nutcracker. and that is just wonderful. they are there celebrating that. and over on the nasdaq habitat for humanity. a wonderful organization we have been involved with. they are over there celebrating their hard work as well. of all the business news coming up. >> a lot of good people there. we'll smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us here. it is wednesday, december 19th i'm dave clark be >> and i'm pam cook. time now 6:30. firefighters found a body while rushing to a fire near apartments in campbell. ktvu janine de la vega has been on the scene since 4:30 this morning. what is happening out there now? >> reporter: well, the fire is out. now ar
on newtown. approximately an hour and a half outside of new york city, newtown, connecticut, is a small commuter town locateded in fairfield kocounty. it is a predominantly middle-class white community with approximately 30,000 people. they have several schools and synagogues and churches and it has a rotary club and basketball league like many other towns, but yesterday, as many of you know, newtown became the latest statistic of what is a disturbing pattern of mass gun violence. a gunman opened up fire against schoolchildren and staff at sandy hook elementary and killing at latest count 20 children and 6 adults. the president addressed the nation yesterday in response to the tragedy. >> as a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it is an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. >> the newtown police continued to update throughout the day and night. >> we will leave no stone unturned as w
of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" says a new study has found no clear evidence linking 9/11 debris to cancer. six months ago the federal government added cannes tore the list of diseases covered by the world trade center fund. but the new york city health department found people exposed to debris and dust at ground zero did not have a higher cancer rate. >>> britain's guardian reports on deadly attacks in pakistan targeting u.n. workers giving out polio vaccinations. two workers were killed today and one is in critical condition. it is not clear who is behind the attacks but the taliban opposes the vaccination campaign claiming that it's aimed at sterilizing muslims. >>> "usa today" says the housing market is building momentum thanks to job growth, the construction of new single family homes will be up 25% this year. it's predicted to jump another 35% next year. >>> and the san jose mercury news says facebook founder mark zuckerberg is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a local nonprofit foundation. on his facebook page zuckerberg referred to a pr
was very important to all of you. thank you. >> thank you. >> we'll take a turn and go back to new york now and get a check of the weather from al. >>> savannah, thank you very much. we've got to talk about out to the west as the jet stream takes a bit of a dip. in the east and southeast, temperatures from 10 to 20 degrees above normal as you look at what we are expecting for the day today. we've got highs in the 70s and 80s from texas, gulf coast to the southeast. 50s and 60s in the midatlantic. 40s in the pacific northwest. teens and 20s in the plains. we have a mess in the pacific northwest today. risk of strong storms in the southeast. wet up and down the seaboard. fog in washington, d.c. and snow in new england. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we have fog in the region now. in fact visibilities are down to a quarter mile or less mainly in the rural areas. breaks in the clouds to the west with temperatures in the 30s. closer to washington in the mid and upper 40s. holding steady in the mid and upper 40s for a couple of ho
in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? >> today new york city mayor michael bloomberg mocked the idea of the fiscal cliff might distract the ability to come together on gun control. >> if congress and the president can't focus on two things at once who on earth did we elect? >> in early 2011 the president made similar promises in tucson noting it was finally time to stop gun violence while adding quote like the ma joer of the of americans i believe the second amendment gives the right to bear arms. my administration has not curtailed the rights of gun owners it has expanded them. carney was pressed to name one action the president has taken since then. >> we taken steps on the issue of background checks to make the system more thorough and complete. >> what might be different in this tragedy is all of the children involved making it difficult for the national rifle association to stop action. >> today centrist democrats with a ratings by the nra said for the first time they are open to new gun laws. warner tweeted this was a game changer. m
about it, says the new york senior senator. >> that was two years ago. the republicans should have taken up the offer then. you can't turn the clock back two years. if the republicans want to take the million dollars, they should have taken it back then under entirely different political circumstances. >> the majority leader took it a step further. >> speaker boehner's plans are nonstarters in the senate. >> though the speaker isn't buying it. >> i am not convinced at all that when the bill passes the house today, that it will die in the senate. at some point the senate has to act. >> first the house has to pass the bill. the house leadership says it has the votes but this is a tough one. many members say they were not elected to increase taxes. bret? >> bret: okay, mike. thanks. series of votes, some of them may start in this hour. we'll bring it to you live. now to ed henry standing by at the white house. >> today he said he went to plan "b" because he couldn't get republicans to support plan "a." >> the republicans in the house decided to run done an alley that has no exit. >> time fo
not say whether or not he actually fired any weapons while he was at that range. back to you in new york. >> steve: thank you. >> brian: we know this guy is the utter definition of a loner. we know he was emotionally disabled. >> steve: although a near genius. >> brian: he had a medical condition and could not feel pain. they say that he loved video games. one game in particular, i don't know any of them, but called dynasty warriors. his mom took him shooting more than once. but other reports were she took him often. the neighbors say he was home schooled and that she, in fact, devoted her life to him, but that one conversation at a sports bar that she had with somebody a few days ago saying i feel like i'm losing him and i feel like he's slipping away. that was an indication that they were at a tipping point. >> gretchen: apparently when she would have baby-sitters take care of him, she would say to them, you can not even leave him alone even to go to the restroom. so she was devoted to this child. there are going to be a lot of questions, though, about so many things with this incident
. and there's already article. a "new york times" article today about michael cooper about what will happen with the gun debate. we've had sorts of stories written after abby gifford was shot. it seems like something has changed but maybe it's because of the moral obscenity that it's so past anything conceivable. and so, i wanted to trace for a moment, as we're thinking about where the white house is going to be on the. everyone is talking about the president, where the president has been in the past. what the trajectory of his stance on this issue is. he's moved in one direction and quite directionally without much wavering back and forth. as a young politician he was in the area of the country with some of the strictest gun safety regime in the country and incredible political constituency for that. he was a strong advocate. in 1996, when running for state senate illinois when asked, do you support legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns and he answered, yes." later a staff in 2007 of his campaign told politico a staff member had answered that question for him
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